Library Information Assistant - Mid Manhattan Library

US-NY-New York
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Part-Time Regular
MML Mid-Manhattan Library


 This position will be scheduled for 35 hours per week during regular library hours.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Library Manager, a Library Information Assistant:

  • Provides circulation/reference service and instruction to library patrons of all ages using print, media and computer resources
  • Answers questions from the public in person, over the telephone and electronically
  • Performs community outreach to promote and increase public participation and use of library services
  • Assists in planning and delivering library programs for children, teens and/or adults
  • Instructs patrons on the use of the Internet, computer applications and other Library services
  • Assists with fines & fees management, collection development/weeding, reserves and opening/closing procedures
  • Ensures patrons follow library policies and procedures
  • May take responsibility for the facility, staff and operations in the absence of the Library Manager
  • Performs other related duties as required

Key Competencies

  • Customer/ public service skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a strong, well-rounded liberal arts background
  • Successfully demonstrated public service experience with the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer services including on-line searching, social media and Library databases preferred
  • Experience creating, conducting and/or participating in community training, programming and outreach preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library resources preferred
  • Experience working Children or Teens preferred

Work Environment

  • Public service library

Physical Duties

  • Lifting (up to 15 lbs.)
  • Sitting and standing for periods of time
  • Pushing and pulling book trucks
  • Stretching and bending

Starting Salary

USD $17,561.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $20,196.00/Yr.


35 hours per week to be scheduled during branch hours
Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change

Union / Non Union

Local 1930


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